Tags: Arts

Wednesday: Mar 20

EXHIBIT: Deborah Willis at the Jefferson School African Heritage Center

Wed. March 20, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Presented by the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, this exhibit features two of the most recent bodies of work by photographer and video artist Deborah Willis, “In Pursuit of Beauty: Imaging Closets in Newark and Beyond” and “Representing Joan Baez’s ‘Civil War.'”

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Exhibit, Social Justice

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Printing Workshop #1

Wed. March 20, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Virginia Center for the Book

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (located in the Jefferson School City Center)

Printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. (2019 Frank Riccio Artist-in-Residence) will lead a printing workshop in the letterpress studio at the Virginia Center for the Book, as part of an intergenerational project that celebrates words of wisdom shared by diverse residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Workshop / Demo

From Page to Stage: The Empty Pot

Wed. March 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Worksource Enterprises

1311 Carlton Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Students from Albemarle County Public Schools Post High and Charlottesville High School Parkside will perform a play based on the book, The Empty Pot, by Demi. The lead teachers are Lindsay Jobe, Candy Taberner, Meredith Rider, and Rachel McLaughlin. The adaptation is written, produced, and directed by Dianne Gobbie.

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Tags: Arts, StoryFest / Youth

Carol Troxell Reader: Jarrett Krosoczka

Wed. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

As the second annual Carol Troxell Reader, Jarrett Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo) gives a solo reading, sharing his personal story and artwork from his acclaimed new memoir (for mature teens and adult readers).

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Comics / Graphic Novels, Family / Aging, Headliners, Health / Mind / Body, Humor, Nonfiction

History Embodied: Public Monuments & Power—SOLD OUT

Wed. March 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy (Monumental) and former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu (In the Shadow of Statues) discuss their experiences working as elected representatives and examining the history behind and presented by public monuments in their cities.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Biography / Memoir, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Headliners, History, Nonfiction, Social Justice

Paperbacks from Hell LIVE

Wed. March 20, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative

209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Grady Hendrix (Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction) presents a mind-melting live performance based on his book, which chronicles the history of horror genre paperbacks.

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Tags: Arts, Fiction, Humor, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing

Thursday: Mar 21

Coloring Outside the Lines: Explorations in Text and Pattern

Thu. March 21, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Jane Alison (Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative) and Lois Farfel Stark (The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times) explore the joys of breaking the bounds of their chosen media, the narrative and the image, to challenge our conventional understandings of history, art and form.

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Tags: Arts, Environment / Science, Publishing / Books / Writing

Exploring Our World and Beyond with National Geographic

Thu. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Catherine Herbert Howell (The Splendor of Birds), Mark Thiessen (Spectacle), and James Trefil (Space Atlas) discuss the power of photography, art, graphics, and maps to illuminate the wonders of our world and beyond, as told through the pioneering lens of National Geographic.

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Tags: Arts, Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Global, Nonfiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Printing Workshop #2

Thu. March 21, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

Virginia Center for the Book

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (located in the Jefferson School City Center)

Printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. (2019 Frank Riccio Artist-in-Residence) will lead a printing workshop in the letterpress studio at the Virginia Center for the Book, as part of an intergenerational project that celebrates words of wisdom shared by diverse residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Workshop / Demo

Southern Blues and Folklife Rekindled: Voices of Mississippi

Thu. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Scott Barretta, William Ferris, and Tom Rankin discuss their collaborative effort in creating Voices of Mississippi, the life’s work of Ferris, an audio recordist, filmmaker, folklorist, and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Folklife, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Music, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian

Friday: Mar 22

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Printing Workshop #3

Fri. March 22, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Virginia Center for the Book

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (located in the Jefferson School City Center)

Printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. (2019 Frank Riccio Artist-in-Residence) will lead a printing workshop in the letterpress studio at the Virginia Center for the Book, as part of an intergenerational project that celebrates words of wisdom shared by diverse residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Workshop / Demo

Access Arts Presents Jane Foy

Fri. March 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Carver Recreation Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Local radio veteran Jane Foy shares stories from more than four decades in the broadcasting industry, as well as her advocacy for the vision impaired, her current avocation, writing for caretakers dealing with family members with dementia.

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Tags: Arts, Family / Aging

Reading Under the Influence

Fri. March 22, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location:

Common House

206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black), John Lingan (Homeplace), and Mathangi Subramanian (A People’s History of Heaven) give short readings of their work during this annual “late-night” Festival program. Jesse Jarnow (Wasn’t That a Time) and Tim Mohr (Burning Down the Haus) will deejay.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Asian-American, Book Club Picks, Fiction, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Headliners, History, Humor, Language / Culture / Folklife, Music, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing, Southern / Appalachian

Saturday: Mar 23

Historical Fiction: A Woman’s Vantage Point

Sat. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - McIntire Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Marie Benedict (The Only Woman in the Room), Carrie Callaghan (A Light of Her Own) and Ariel Lawhon (I Was Anastasia) bring life to historical figures in a blending of fiction and creativity in stories of Hedy Lamarr, Judith Leyster and Anastasia Romanov.

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Tags: Arts, Fiction

Sunday: Mar 24

Finding Wisdom: A Letterpress Project

Sun. March 24, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

Virginia Center for the Book

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (located in the Jefferson School City Center)

Printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. (2019 Frank Riccio Artist-in-Residence) will discuss his collaboration with the Virginia Center for the Book to produce an intergenerational project that celebrates words of wisdom shared by diverse residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. This program will include a free public printing demo with Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. at 12:00 PM, followed by an artist’s talk at 1:00 PM.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Education / Teaching, Workshop / Demo